Schuyler County Public Health will host a COVID vaccine clinic this Friday for all those 5 and older. The clinic will be from open 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the Bradford Central School District. Registration is required for kids from the age of 5 to 11. For those 12 and older walks in will be accepted till 6:00 P.M. For more information visit the county website at Schuylercounty.us
Developers are proposing a new apartment complex on Lake Street in Ithaca., across from the Auden Ithaca Apartment complex. According to the Ithaca Voice, the plan was proposed by DMG Investments, the same New York City-based company that owns the Auden apartments. The proposal includes plans for 71 units with over 200 bedrooms.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in Ithaca on Friday, to push for federal funding for academic medical centers. According to the Ithaca Voice, Gillibrand appeared at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. The college’s Parrish lab has been the site of research into the COVID-19 spike protein. Senator Gillibrand called this research “invaluable” in the fight against COVID-19. Gillibrand appeared along with university president Martha Pollack, State Assemblymember Anna Kelles, and County Legislature Chair Shawna Black. The COVID-19 and Pandemic Response Centers Excellence Act was introduced by Senator Gillibrand back in July. The Bill is co-sponsored by fellow Democrat Sherrod Brown, and Republicans Bill Cassidy and John Boozman.
A new New York State law will prohibit insurance companies from refusing to cover homeowners with certain dog breeds. According to the Albany Times Union, the measure will protect owners of dog breeds like Pit Bulls, Dobermans, and German Shepherds who have been historically denied coverage due to the breeds' reputations. Homeowners who have these breeds of dogs have historically faced higher premiums. Animal Activists have called this practice discriminatory saying these breeds have been unfairly maligned.